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George Weston Foods (GWF) is one of the largest consumer products companies in Australia. The DON-KRC (KR Castlemaine) division produces and distributes fresh and packaged smallgoods products, including strasburg, salami, kabana, frankfurts, ham, bacon, fresh sausages, cheese and other specialty products, and is based in Castlemaine VIC, generating approximately A$800 million in annual sales.
Dimitrios & Joannis Pounendis own at least one piggery: Korunye Park Piggery near Two Wells SA, where they subject thousands of pigs every year to prolonged confinement and surgical mutilation without anaesthetic, before sending them off to slaughter. This is standard in the Australian pig farming industry.
Craig Mostyn Farms are one of the largest pig killing companies in Australia. Along with a number of piggeries, they own Linley Valley Abattoir, a large pig slaughterhouse in Western Australia which kills around half a million pigs per year, using the excruciating 'stunning' method of a carbon dioxide gas chamber (seen also at Corowa Slaughterhouse NSW and Big River Pork SA).
The Australian Pork Farm Group is made up of 3 businesses: Shea-oak Piggery Holdings Pty Ltd, Wasleys Piggery Pty Ltd, and Australian Pork Farms Pty Ltd. APFG is also a direct Capital investor in the Big River Pork Abattoir at Murray Bridge SA - and along with Auspork own 50% of this business.
Wasleys Piggery Pty Ltd is one of the largest pig killing companies in South Australia, formed in 1994. They are a member of the Australian Pork Farm Group (APFG), along with Shea-Oak Piggery Holdings Pty Ltd and Australian Pork Farms Pty Ltd.
CEFN has a number of breeding facilities (farrowing crates, sow stalls, and group housing - no weaners or growers) near Clifton in Queensland, Australia, and near Murray Bridge, South Australia. These farms serve as "semen centres", providing boar semen for artificial insemination to over 80 pig farms across the country. CEFN is owned by the family of the former mayor of Clifton.
Terence & Florence Reed own at least one piggery, Brentwood Piggery near Dalby QLD. Here, they keep pigs confined to tiny metal cages in sow stalls and farrowing crates, cut off the tails of piglets, cut large notches into their ears, and cut their teeth back to the gum line, all without pain relief or anaesthetic.
Rivalea is the largest pig killing company in Australia. They own the largest pig slaughterhouse in Australia (Corowa Abattoir, NSW), and the largest piggery in the southern hemisphere (Corowa Piggery, NSW). They also own a number of other piggeries in NSW and VIC, and hold a majority share in another large pig slaughterhouse, Diamond Valley Pork in Melbourne.
Geoff and Eileen Baker own at least one piggery, Springview Piggery, in Gooloogong NSW. In October 2013, a sow at their piggery gave birth to a litter of stillborns, causing paralysis in her back legs. They left her in a farrowing crate unable to reach food and water for several days before they decided to kill her.
Andrew Reilly owns multiple piggeries under his company name Reilly Pastoral Co Pty Ltd, including Wongalea Piggery, in Quinalow QLD. Here, Andrew Reilly keep pigs confined to tiny metal cages in farrowing crates alongside their dead and dying piglets for up to 6 weeks at a time, before moving them out to be forcefully reimpregnated.
Agnes and Peter Cartwright own Pine Park Piggery in Temora NSW. Here, they keep female pigs in tiny metal and concrete cages known as sow stalls and farrowing crates for weeks on end, and perform mutilations on piglets without anaesthetic. Peter Cartwright was Temora's Citizen of the Year in 2012.
Lloyd Gaskin and Lynette Meredith own Strathvean Piggery in Tarcutta NSW. Here, they keep female pigs in tiny metal and concrete cages known as sow stalls, perform mutilations on piglets without anaesthetic, and they confine 'grower' pigs to small concrete pens.
The Walker family consists of Dugald and Jean Walker, and their three daughters, Sally Walker, Andree Rowntree, and Edwina Beveridge, all of whom have at some point been involved in the ownership or management of multiple piggeries under the company name Windridge Farms, including Wonga Piggery, in Young NSW, exposed in December 2013 for animal cruelty.
Edwina Beveridge owns Golden Grove Piggery and Dead Horse Gully (DHG) Piggery near Young NSW. Aside from keeping over 20000 pigs confined and abused, in May 2013 she set a trap for activists, sending 8 men out to "hunt" them. She failed to catch them but destroyed their car.
Ean Pollard is the Chairman of the NSW Farmers Pork Committee. He owns at least one pig farm, Lansdowne Piggery, in Young NSW. Footage obtained by Animal Liberation ACT displays the horrific nature of Ean's sow stalls, where he confines pregnant pigs in tiny metal cages. These are standard in the Australian pig farming industry.
Wally owned at least two piggeries, which have now both been closed thanks to our campaign. At Wally's Piggery in Yass, located 20 minutes from Australia's Capital Territory, Wally personally bashed his pigs to death with a sledgehammer and hacked at their throats while his employees stood by drinking beer, some pigs taking up to 6 minutes to die as shown in footage from our undercover camera installation. The pigs' remains were left sometimes for days on end to be eaten by stray cats and other pigs.